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a new study about seafood sold in the u.s. found about 1/3 of the seafood is mislabeled and you wouldn't have a clue. fox 5's will thomas is here with the warning for consumers. >> it was a two year study. a conservation group out of d.c. called oceana analyzed about 1,200 seafood samples from nearly 700 retail outlets in 21 states. the group study shows nearly 90% of the time you think you're buying snapper, you're actually given something else. tuna was also on the list. about 60% of the samples were identified by a dna analysis as something other than what was on the label. in many cases less desirable and cheaper species were sold. here's some of the findings. sushi bars led the way in mislabeling your fish. you're more likely to get an honest catch at a grocery store. some of the mistakes are likely honest because a lot of fish looks and even tastes the same and keep this in mind. there are health concerns at stake here. tilefish, for instance, which can have a high mercury content can be dangerous for pregnant women. that was sold in some cases as red snapper. we spoke with the a
from a d.c. area code is pretending to work for the u.s. grant's office. it's a government agency. the scammers are trying to rip people off by getting their bank account numbers and other personal information. if you get a similar call, don't fall for it. report it to the federal trade commission. >>> the social networking site, twitter, announcing it may have been hacked. an estimated 250,000 accounts may have been compromised as a result. the company's director of information security calls the attacks sophisticated, saying it is not the work of amateurs. if your account is affected, you should get an e-mail asking to create a new password. the "new york times," wall street journal, and washington post reported security breeches this week. >>> still ahead tonight, six more weeks of winter or an early spring? which is it? coming up, what punxsutawney phil did or did not see when he was popping his head out this morning. >>> and a famous train station is parting like it's 1913. the centennial celebration is next when we come back. [ male announcer ] verizon fios is the fastest in
is so tragic because it represents such wasted potential. >> u.s. attorney for the district of columbia, ron, layed out the government's case against jackson and his coconspirator. she is also pled guilty and facing up to three years in prison for failing to report $600,000 in income between 2005 and 2011. >> in all, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife converted $750,000 for personal gain. the nature of this spending makes clear that this was not mome momentary lapse of judgment. this was not impulsive behavior. over seven years, the jackson's engaged in transactions for their personal gain. >> they bought a gold plated rolex watch. $19,000 for a guitar, once owned by michael jackson and eddie van halen. $16,000 for two mounted elk heads. >> keeping this enormous fraud and these cash gifts a secret required jesse jackson, jr., to lie to the u.s. house of representatives on various disclosure forms. >> first elected in 1995, jackson resigned from congress in november after being reelected. taken a leave of absence earlier in the year after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. >> tho
-- swedish meatballs in europe, what you need to know about the stores in the u.s. coming up. >> this is an opposite not a lot of people know about, but if they did know about it, i think it could change their lives. >> a maryland firefighter has an amazing recovery after a devastating injury. tonight at 11:00 you won't believe what he went through to get back the use of his thumb. >> keep it right here. fox 5 news at 10:00 will be right back.  ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. >>> a fast moving fire in potomac, maryland, this afternoon, a neighbor shot this video of the house on willow green court going up in flames. two teenagers were home but managed to make it out safely. the cause is still under investigation. >>> prince george's county police made arrests in two high profile murder cases. 18-year-old marckel ross gunned down last september walking to school. 71-year-old geraldine mcintyre stabbed
that wa tonight? >> there's an investigation into the mayor campaign says by the u.s. attorney. i believe that's what should happen. i don't think any allegation of wrongdoing by the u.s. attorney would be precipitous. i think it could also appear politically motivated. i think we need the mayor to be successful and to serve his term to keep the city going forward, but we do have a crisis of confidence in our government. >> you're very popular in ward 6, but people living outside ward 6 might not know you. what do you stand for? what are some of your most important issues? >> i've worked hard creating livable walkable neighborhoods, neighborhoods where you can walk your children to school, fresh groceries. we've added about five new grocery stores in ward 6 and also we've had a spike in crime, but in general the ward has had the greatest amount of drop in crime of almost any ward in the city. so it's a safer more livable ward and really creating neighborhoods that are great for everyone where you can age in place, for children, for all and now we weigh the challenge of being sure that all
listening towards land is expected to reach -- limping towards land is expected to reach the u.s. shore in an hour and a half. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it's the end to a nightmare vacation for thousands of passengers on board talk nothing power, no working bathrooms for many. >> the horrible heat and smell forced some passengers to sleep outside on the top deck. fox 5's will thomas is following the story for us. >> the cruise ship is pulling up to the dock right now and for the 4,200 passengers and crew aboard they cannot get off that ship soon enough. let's take another live shot of the cruise ship. it's already been cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off within 30 minutes of being tied up. it's been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. here's more. >> our best estimate right now, once the ship ties up we estimate that it will take four to five hours to complete debarking of all the guests off the ship. >> a nightmare on the water and another one just to get off. passenger as board the crippl
bomber detonated an explosive device in front of the u.s. embassy. both the bomber and a guard at the embassy gate were killed in the explosion. here in washington, appearing with german prime minister andrea murkle, vice president joe biden condemned the attack. >> i also really appreciate your expression of sympathy for the, what has been -- i don't have much detail, but was characterized by the embassy as a terrorist attack on our embassy in turkey. >>> while no group has said it was behind the attack, turkey's interior minister blames a separatist group opposed to turkey's government. in sharp contrast to last year's benghazi attack, the white house quickly labeled this attack an act of terror. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition a terrorist attack. however, we do not know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> reporter: the bombing comes one week after former secretary of state hillary clinton faced intense questioning over the obama administration's handling of security b
by march 1st, the series of cuts will be made to the u.s. military's defense capability. here's more -- capability. here's more. >> reporter: during the fall debate, president obama said the sequester, quote, won't happen. now his white house is saying domestic programs will be cut 9% and military programs cut 13% this year, unless congress takes action. >> putting our fiscal house in order calls for a balanced approach, not massive indiscriminant cuts that can have a severe impact on our military preparedness. >> reporter: republicans think they gave a lot of ground during fiscal cliff negotiations. a spokesman per speaker boehner said the president got his higher taxes last month with no corresponding cuts. the tax issue has been resolved and spending is the problem. meanwhile, military leaders are sounding the alarm. >> instead of being a first- rate power in the world, we turn into a second-rate power and that would be the result of sequester. >> reporter: the white house said friday the sequester would result in cuts to food inspection, customer service and irs and social securi
pink inside the senate intelligence committee today. brennan has been at the center of the successful u.s. mission that both killed osama bin laden as well as the drone strike which took out anwar al awki and brennan said significant threat still remain in the united states as well as the chief bombmaker for al- qaeda whose attempt failed to blow up an american airliner last year and his crist mayday attempt in 2009. -- christmas day attempt in 2009. >> when mr. al-asiri is brought to work it will be because of the work done in the past number of years by some very brave americans in the cia and some other places. >> despite the protests brennan's nomination is expected to sail through the u.s. senate. if confirmed, he will replace former cia director david petraeus who resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer. >>> what are you reading these days? coming up why d.c. resident are being called some of the best readers -- resident are being called some of the best readers -- residents are being called some of the best readers in the country. 
feedback from constituents and they believe congress had the authority to make this decision. not the u.s. postal service. more to come on this one. and how is this for a statistic. in order for the u.s. postal service to break even, they would have to raise the price of a single stamp to $1.08, just to break even. so a long ways to go for sure. let's share some of those facebook comments. our facebook fans are weighing in on this one. here's one from shelly. she posted, i wasn't getting anything of great importance on saturdays, mostly junk and often one or two pieces of mail at most. so while i can see it might impact some, it won't impact me. here's one from carl middleton. if they can go to five days, what will stop them from going down to four or three? here is one, i hope they keep them open. since they are open during the same hours most of us work. well some good news, carrie, the change won't affect post office operating hours. again, the big changes start this year, august 5. shawn. >> all right, will, thank you. >>> recently we have been reporting about the arrest of three boy
suicide. >> plus the u.s. in damage repair mode following a massive cyber attack from china, the info stolen and how the government plans to strike back. if you see a story we should look into, 202-895-3000, fox5tips@wttg.com. land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil is made with sweet cream, canola oil and salt. just three simple ingredients. what's in your spread? >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a former ups driver on trial for the murders of a mother and daughter in prince george's county. the surviving family member who is scheduled to testify today against jason scott attempted suicide last night. now while she recovers the trial goes on without her testimony. fox 5's john henrehan has more on the murders and the case. >> reporter: in january of 2009 karen and carissa lofton, a mother and teenage daughter, were shot to death in their largo home. two months later delores and ebony dewitt, another mother daughter pair were murdered. their bodies were found in a burning stolen car. now retired firefighter charles flynn told the jury upon seeing the remains he had to bri
-mails and financial transactions all stopped on january 25th. ironically weeks before the couple went missing, the u.s. embassy posted this warning to u.s. citizens of potential kidnapping threats in the cusco area by a criminal organization. francine said we are praying and hoping they come home soon. the family made a missing person's report and has been working with the u.s. embassy in peru. and the state department issued this notice asking anyone who was seeing the couple to report it. the family said all they can do is wait. from fresno, california, eric rosales, fox news. >>> and closer to home, a skier died after an accident at the resort in western maryland. the authorities say the 38-year- old lost control while skiing on an expert level. he was the second man to die on the same ski slope this winter. last month, a 40-year-old rockville man was killed after crashing into trees. >>> the senate intelligence committee is getting what they asked for. coming up, we'll tell you what the white house agreed to hand over. >> plus, and a cloud of controversy over the vatican. the new reports coming ou
are literally snowed inside their homes. the u.s. policial service is suspending service on saturday. neighbors are having a tough time digging out. take a listen. >> once before, blizzard of '78, i think it was, and it was just like this deep. maybe a little deeper. no this is definitely deeper night. eve been following this particular area for 20 years and this is the most snow. >> reporter: storm is blamed for five deaths in the united states including an 11-year-old boy in boston who died of carbon monoxide poisoning while waiting in a car as his father was digging out snow. the travel bans have been lifted in massachusetts and connecticut but the state's gophers are still urging caution. >> do not go on the roads. stay off the roads. first of all, they're not as safe as we would like them to be. secondly, there's a lot of blowing snow. thirdly, there are internses and exits that are still not opened. >> reporter: police in new york are bringing in road graders and have portions of the long island expressway closed in both directions until 5:00 for snow removal. that's where about 150 cars
there. we're also looking at how this story first came to light here in the u.s. a local hockey website may have bragging rights. peter hassette is editor of russianmachineneverbreaks.com. you're a big capses fan. the website is about hockey, though, not really news -- caps fan. the website is about hockey, though, not really news, right? >> that's correct. we're tracking a capitals prospect in russia and after the game the other night we heard talk from our moscow correspondent theodore who told our editor ian about some explosion that happened over the city and we'd just started collecting information, videos, images, news, press releases, translations and we started putting them together. >> so it's really like the power of social media in this case. >> absolutely. specifically drawing that media together making sure that it's legitimate. >> you did some checking on google i understand. you have a pretty good idea your website had this before some of the traditional news outlets, right? >> kind of a funny story i guess because we had our ear to the ground about the players and the so
crunched the numbers nationally and concluded the d.c. area has the most congestion in the u.s. among the highlights in the report, on average motorists here lose 67 hours a year because of slow traffic costing the average regional commuter an extra $1,400 a year. both figures are significantly ahead of the time and costs of the next slowest regions, l.a., san francisco and new york. the data show freeway travel is particularly unreliable in the d.c. area and we also produce more carbon dioxide emissions per commuter than any other american city. is there hope for our future? maybe in virginia says aaa's lon anderson. >> they're right now working on express lanes on i-95. i think when those connect to the capital beltway express lanes that they've already built through tysons corner to springfield, we might see us lose that no. 1 status. i think there's that possibility. >> reporter: ron kirby who studies traffic at the metropolitan washington council of governments is not particularly optimistic about cutting local congestion. >> a lot of the problem is outside the beltway, you know
. on foreign affairs, he admonished north korea and talked about having the number of u.s. troops stationed in afghanistan this year and then completely ending the war in afghanistan by next. on the subject of sequestration march 1, if congress cannot reach a deficit deal. 445,000 jobs in virginia, d.c., and maryland area could be affected. local lawmakers here were quick to react to that point. republicans saying that the president was not specific about how both sides can come together on a deal. democrats are saying that the president already made concessions and called on republicans to do the same. >> i think the president has been prepared, has offered a balanced solution to meet it. he reiterated that today. he reiterated that it should not go into effect and very frankly, a lot of republicans notwithstanding what some may be saying who is saying the so quester is an alternative we can take. it will hurt the country. it will hurt the economy and we shouldn't go there. and very frankly, we have been in session now some six weeks, not one bill have the republicans put on the floor of
's situation is resolved in terms of the u.s. attorney and usually you let the incumbent make the decision whether he wants to run impersonation but tommy wells wants to do everything -- run again, but tommy wells wants to do everything he can to distinguish himself tomorrow night in ward 8. >> mayor gray has said won't seek a second term, but given all that's happening with the federal investigation what scenario could play out here? >> there are two really, maureen. one is the mayor will not be charged and be free to run and might consider it a redemption to run even though i would say he would be very much damaged by this situation, or the worst scenario that he's charged and will have to resign and there will be a special election which means that everybody can vote, republicans and independents, while in the general election in 2014 that would really be the democratic primary would be tantamount to election and that surely would be a different dynamic. >> our last topic, we'll have to leave it at this, the maryland gubernatorial race, it looks like lieutenant governor anthony brown be
study found 85% -- duke university. her study found 85% of all couches in the u.s. contain flame retardants including one pulled from children's pajamas in the 1970s. stapleton met with the epa last week on this issue and told me today, "i think we need you date a large number of our flammability standards and closely evaluate the application of these chemicals to consumer products. from what i have seen there appears to be excessive use of these chemicals in some products that are not even required to meet flammability standards. this is leading to higher exposure to chemicals with unknown health effects." the epa is currently reviewing some of the most commonly used flame retardants reassessing their safety. >>> up next new details about a war hero gunned down this weekend. >> plus an incredible discovery. this skeleton was once the most powerful man in england. wait till you hear where researchers found it coming up.   >> this fox 5 stock market report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. live life heroically.   this is dylan right here, this
for the thousands aboard that cruiseship? what happens when the people finally arrive back in the u.s. >>> later, three people arrested for forcing a teenager to strip in public and whipping him. the stunning video that some are calling a human tragedy at 11:00. >> stay with us  >>> a sheriff's deputy is on routine leave tonight after a shooting. the deputy got home last night and found damage to his front door. investigators say he has stepped inside the intruder confronted him in the living room. >> reporter: 12 hours after the shooting the police were still in the area conducting an investigation. bullet hole can be seen and blood on the front door. after the shots were fired the intruder ran from the home before collapsing on the front lawn where he died. >> the county police department homicide investigators are continuing to investigate that incident. they believe that the homeowner returned home and interrupted a burglary in progress. >> reporter: just up the street they located a small honda with virginia plates that the detectives had towed from the scene. there is evi
are connected to the meat. the u.s. does not ban the sale of horse meat. the ban was lifted in 2011. >>> there is word a new pope could take over as soon as next month >>> and police in california still trying to put the pieces together. just days after a deadly standoff with christopher dorner. we'll have the latest on the investigation when the news at 10:00 returns. 0 returns.  [ male announcer ] listen to this symphony of flavor: crrkkhshziiiizzlllee. beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday. you hang up first. [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. [ ringing ] it's on. let's roll. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday. you hang up first. [ fe
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